CULTURE AND EDUCATION
HAFLS Short Courses 65 & Over Project - Summer & Autumn Terms 2019
In addition to the courses below (all of which are subsidised by Hertfordshire Adult &
Family Learning Service to provide learning opportunities in the county) a special 5-week course "Internet
& Staying Safe Online" has been arranged .for U3A members.
Starting on Monday 23rd September it lasts 5 weeks and runs from 3.30pm – 5.30 pm at Oaklands College. It covers:
• mouse and keyboards skills
• accessing secure websites and understanding what makes them secure.
• navigating shopping sites e.g. Amazon, eBay, food stores for delivery/click and collect, ordering tickets for the theatre, train, National Trust etc.
• creating a secure password • staying safe online – junk mail/ phishing emails and clearing history, cache, favourites and more.
There is a £10 registration fee but otherwise the course is free of charge.
number to ring is 01727 737000 and quote code CL248B1P.
Other courses on offer this autumn are:
- Getting Started with your Tablet (Apple/Android)
- Memoir Writing
- Digital Skills - Internet & Staying Safe Online
- Mindfulness for Daily Living
- Getting to Grips with your Smartphone (Apple/Android)
For more information about these courses and booking information visit the HAFLS 65+ site
U3A Member Publication: Bangalore, Britain and Beyond
Bangalore, Britain and Beyond – connecting past and present - is a new book by St Albans U3A member Arti Kumar MBE. Interwoven with articles written by her father in India in the 1960s and ‘70s, her own memoirs, perspectives and experiences, the result is a great read for anyone – anytime, anywhere. The book is available in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon here. Or contact Arti for a signed copy at a discounted price, via her email: email@example.com. Arti will have her book available at our regular meetings.
OperaVision is opera for the connected world. Watch live streams as the operas themselves unfold in the opera house. View your favourite performances, subtitled, on demand. Learn about the art form and specific productions by browsing our richly populated digital library, stories, and articles. In English, French, and German, thoughtfully curated, and free to browse and explore. OperaVision brings together 29 partners from 17 countries and invites you to travel and discover the diversity of opera from wherever you want, whenever you want. Click here to explore OperaVision
The Timeline YouTube channel
A new online resource, full of free to watch history documentaries
Every week we'll be bringing you one-off documentaries and series from the world's top broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and PBS. We'll be exploring the mysteries of ancient Egypt, shedding light on the dark ages of medieval Europe and examining the First and Second World Wars. Click here to explore the channel
1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to
bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities.
With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000
members, we deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults from
all walks of life. The St Albans branch runs daytime courses, and our main
audience is similar to that of the U3A. Our courses typically cover subjects in
Art, History, Music and Current Affairs, and you do not need any previous
knowledge or qualifications to join. Booking can be done online, by phone or by
post. Details of courses can be found on the national WEA
Welwyn Garden City Film Society 2019-20
Now in our 74th year, our purpose is to
show the best of contemporary and classic world cinema, in a comfortable and
sociable setting. The films are selected partly by the committee and partly by
the votes of members. All the Film Society’s shows can be seen at the Garden
City Cinema Screen 3 at Campus West for a membership fee of £50 for 10 films.
There is nothing else to pay. Non-members may attend any show, as guests, for
£7. All shows are on Sundays and start at 7.30pm. Please download further
information at WGC Film
Cantilena Ladies Choir welcomes new
Cantilena Ladies Choir meet Monday
evenings (term time) from 8pm – 9.30pm at St Saviours Church Hall, Sandpit Lane,
St Albans AL1 4DF.We’re a friendly, informal, fun choir who sing modern and
traditional songs, show tunes, Christmas carols and Easter songs etc.New
members welcome. No audition.For further information please contact: Heather on
01727 845673 or Charlotte on 01727 837661 or email Charlotte Robinson
"The Old Town Hall" by Chris
The Old Town Hall, St Albans, charts
the history of one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Its author is Chris
Green, former director of St Albans Museums, and the publishers are the St
Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society. It is
the first published account of the building and its history, and reveals
hitherto unknown details about its design, construction and fabric. It also
gives an account of how the justices, local government and society used the
building, how this changed over the years, and the day-to-day discomforts
experienced by those who used the building. Chris Green describes the
architectural development of the building from its neo-Classical origins in
1832 to the present day, when the role of the building is set to change once
again – to become a museum and gallery. The book is available from Waterstones,
St Albans, price £6.99, ISBN 978-0-901194-10-7. For further information about
St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society visit
the SAHASS website
Gresham College Lectures
Gresham College was founded in 1597 and
has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years.
Today the College continues this four-century-old and upholds its founding
principle in maintaining the highest possible academic standards for all its
appointed Gresham Professors, Visiting Professors and visiting speakers.
All the College's 130+ lectures and events each year are free and open to all.
They take place at a number of venues within the City of London and beyond. The
College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s so for those unable to
attend, there are now over 1,900 lectures freely available online in text,
audio or video formats. For further information about past and future lectures,
The Kings of Herts Male Barbershop
The Kings of Herts are self-supporting
but also raise funds for a number of charities. The Kings sing at fetes and festivals,
town halls and theatres and offer memorable input to weddings and
anniversaries. They are mounting a major recruitment drive looking for all
voice parts. Experienced singers are welcome, but the ability to read music is
not a pre-requisite. Their music director is an outstanding young graduate from
the Royal College of Music. Getting involved is not an intimidating experience: there is music to suit all
tastes and a prevailing sense of fun and enjoyment. The Kings meet weekly on
Thursday evenings in Harpenden but draw support from many neighbouring towns
and villages. For further details just email firstname.lastname@example.org or check
out the website at Kings of Herts
Free Entry to English Heritage Sites
Did you know that you can make free
educational visits to English Heritage sites? Well you can by visiting the Education Visit page of the EH website and filling in the
application form that's downloadable there